Originally Posted by Earthbullet
with the way kishi writes it how can we be sure
with the way kishi writes, none of this matters.
Hell for all we know Madara IS the Sage of 6 paths, possesses Rinnegan and sharingan, originally split all the beasts, and you know what, he has a massive "rooster" in his pants too.
Kishimoto lost any cred as a writer when he decided to screw over his own timeline, forget his own plot, and just makes characters into polar opposites JUST for shock value.